OSLO Jan 10 Norway's Statoil said oil
production was not impacted after the firm grounded all its
Sikorsky S-92 helicopters used to transport offshore workers
after an alert note from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, a unit of
Lockheed Martin Corp, was issued on Tuesday.
"All 13 S-92 helicopters were grounded after a note from the
manufacturer today. We are prepared for inspections to take a
couple of days," a Statoil spokesman said.
"This means some delays in replacing people on the oil
platforms, but production hasn't been affected," he added.
The Norwegian state-controlled oil company stopped using
Airbus' H225 Super Puma helicopters after a fatal crash
off Norway last April, leaving S-92 the only model to transport
(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Stine Jacobsen)